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that $8 million of our tax money go to israel. and i cannot stand it when my president kowtows and acts like they are our best friend. i would never have a best friend that was so cruel. israel is a cruel nation. with cruel people like bb netanyahu. >> hal: i appreciate the call. but the cruelty of the leaders will never be reflected as the populous even in most cases the majority. there are those two have believed in the interaction of the palestinians and israelis on a regular basis. and many people who believe this fight is more over a waterway. because the water that runs through there -- which side gets the resource is part of the fight. >> really? >> hal: and right now the water falls on the gaza palestinian side of the thing. so it's a way of reclaiming that source -- this is an area of the world where water is of high -- but let's take a break and let's come back. we have a bunch of calls in particular about this. and a couple of people who think that i should become a scientologist or perhaps a free mason, because i will need a group to protect me -- >> i ough
and washington is stealing from them. they are going to be paying higher tax rates because washington is not taking care of long-term debt. >> they also suffered through the housing crisis and they have got mountains of student loan debt that they are really forced to recover from for many, many years. and it delays their transition into real adulthood. >> we don't talk about that enough. >> student debt is the only kind of debt that grew during the recession. student debt is monstrous. it's a threat to our entire economy. >> you talk about the next big bubble bursting? >> it's huge. huge. >> student debt will be a crisis. >> i have another question and maybe for my own kind of personal experience. when i turned 21 and got my first job my mother drilled in to me pay yourself first. she made me ready "the wealthy barber." >> great book. >> i wonder. this generation came of age when the era when credit was everywhere and flowing. people, i guess in this under 40 generation might look at credit card different from their parents. what does that psyche play a role here? we think of nothing
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in sacramento has tentatively ruled that standards as the 49ers are entitled to $30 million in tax bonds at santa clara voters approved earmarking for this team's new stadium. the ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the 49ers. the team did not respond to requests for, because this isn't could still be appealed. the withheld funds are expected to slow construction for the $1.2 billion stadium. it six wow, iw,'ve been claritin clear for 10 days!s! when yenour allergies start, doctdoors recommend taking one non-drowsy claritin every dayy duridung your allergy season for continuous relief. 18 day ds! 17 d17ays!s! 22 days of continuous relief.. liveli claritin clear.r. every erday.y. >> the chief executive of black. maker are items that apple's iphone is outdated. both models are part of our at ibm's attempt to come back at the brand lost its cachet not long after apple's 2007 release of the i don't. but barry says a lack of innovation that apple has leapt iphone users interface and outdated. >> if you want and it was bone, up the blackberry is it. a program reminder, coming up afte
calling for $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade and a nonbinding agreement the senate voted 62-37 to approve the keystone pipeline. i'm joined by carolyn mccarthy, david young and congressman basara of california and jim antle. coming up the presidential election and tragedy of newtown the two biggest domestic policy priorities for president and democrats on capitol hill are overhauling the country's immigration laws and strengthening its gun laws. in the twin tales of how these priorities have fared in the first few months of the 113th congress reveal a lot about the political pressures republicans are and are not facing right now. on tuesday senate majority leader harry reid announced he would not include a measure sponsored by senator feinstein to ban assault weapons. instead he said it would be considered as an amendment. >> i want people to have the ability to vote on assault weapons, mental health, safety in schools, federal trafficking, clips, everything. but i cannot do that until i get a bill on the floor. right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has l
defense these anmissle systems. i feel like sometimes the american tax payer is told we need these systems. we invest all of this money and more likely than that we probably will never use them. we can take the money we are spending in the systems and invest in programs that people can really use. we are told we need the systems but they do not work. at the end it is a big waste of money. i want to know if i am wrong in thinking that way or if there are other people thinking that way. we put all this money in the systems -- we need to be paying money into schools and scholarships and crime and social programs. we put it in a bomb that we probably will never use. host: an estimated $9 billion? guest: every year. reagan's vision, we are not putting a lot of fight dia behind an impregnable shield. i do apologize for being scary but i often try to underscore -- if the north koreans try to attack us i think they would fail, even without missile defense. their missile systems and nuclear weapons would probably not even get this country intact if they tried to put it on a --g-range it o'clock dic
. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> you're in "the situation room." happening now -- the lesbian cousin of chief justice john roberts gets a rare chance to see history in the making when a landmark battle over same-sex marriage reaches the supreme court. >>> and senator john mccain tweets about a controversial episode of the hit tv show "the amazing race" filmed in vietnam. >>> and he's one iconic designer who has never designed for first lady michelle obama. what oscar de la renta is now saying about a relationship that, quote, started off poorly. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm kate bolduan. you're in "the situation room." it is a huge week for anyone with a stake on either side of the same-sex marriage debate. and a lesbian
of the income tax and so one and even though nixon backed away from it, it was a certain standard set about the welfare system in the country that you have to give maximum credit for. the philadelphia hiring plan and others so she was a pretty good domestic president. i talked to a guy named paul musgrave who said in the first three or four months of the presidency it was like a golden age if you go back and look at it again it's amazing. all the stuff is going on, new policies and ideas, and the public pieces, john osborn wrote for the watch and said the domestic policy meetings they sit around for hours laughing it and there on a whole different side of mixing. then it all stopped. he stopped. he lost interest. >> that is what makes him such a puzzle. >> i'm not suggesting that you are doing this but i was watching on c-span some clips from nixon's state of the union address. again, i am not suggesting this is a way of becoming healthy, but i did it. and i noticed him talking again and again about the environment. and how proud she was of his achievement in cleaning up the aerts and of th
in the house. one was a billiard table which the first lady had purchased using the tax dollars of honest working men. somehow this very un-american quality that people wanted to read into her. on the other hand, there are these wonderful bizarre letters confirming her addiction to chocolate of louisa catherine adams was a chocoholic. i say being married to the sourest man in washington, she took her sweets where she could find them. apparently she had her sons and others buy chocolate shells by the barrelful and she writes about the medicinal qualities of fudge. mean it was as if she took it where she could find them. that's pretty pathetic. >> i would say that the shells are probably not bon-bons. she is not sitting on her sofa munching. they're the cocoa bean shell. you would steep them in had water. it would be like coffee and you would add milk. she was interested in the medicinal qualities of it. john dn't go too far on quincy's sourness. there is affection between the two of them and great love. otherwise she could have stayed in quincy. >> after they lost, i think, the daughter, i
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. they will vote tonight for a tax exemption. you will hear what those have to say about those ideas coming up at 8:00 p.m. j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> now to another developing story tonght.seven marines are killed.seven others injured.during a training exercise in the mountains of nevada. it happened at the hawthorne army depot in hawthorne nevada. that's about 130 miles south-east of reno. this is a very rural, sparsely populated area. military officials say marines were conducting live fire and maneuver training when a mortar round exploded. the army depot is used for storing ammunition and weapon that are set to be deactivated. >> we do not know what caused this malfunction. this team of investigators has begun an investigation to figure out what happened. >> they were transferred to reno, nevada. this was part of a regular training to maintain the readiness. >> we would appreciate your support eds we mourn the loss we will remember their courage and sacrifice >> from the senate floor they are all mourning. the loss.. >> my thoughts are with them with the families. this was a late monday night
union bailout plan included a tax on citizens bank savings and parly minute rejected that idea. banks in cypress remain close,ed a least through tomorrow. >>> investors are waiting to hear what ben bernanke says at 11:00 this morning. that's when he will announce what was decided at the policy meeting. most think he will not have any changes to talk about. he thinks the bond-buying stimulus continues to help the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the c
of money are the banks, the departs of the they said we think you should tax departs. imposing austerity is not going to work here, there's only a million people. this country sdwaedoesn't want this because they're a business model. their business model is to attract deposits here. they pay 4% and 5%. so that's the big fight, how do they come up with that 5.8 billion. they may have to shut down banks. that's why you're seeing lines at the atm. >> so how does this resolve itself over the next week? >> reporter: so the banks are going to be closed at least until tuesday. that's the deadline that the european central bank has said to cyprus you better come up with the deal or else we're going to cut off your banks. that means they're not going to fly in cash like they have been doing, they're not going to provide liquidity. if you don't know what that means, it's very simple. the weak banks will fail, they'll get shut down and people will lose a lot of money. that's probably how it's going to end up happening in some form or fashion. the weirdest possible outlier is that cyprus says, you kn
to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. takes up proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriage in california. both sides coming out in full force right now, including one very passionate 12-year-old boy. >> daniel and his 8-year-old sister were adopted by two gay dads. when he heard chief justice roberts is the father of two adopted children, he wrote him a letter, urging him to support same-sex marriage. listen to daniel read part of the letter. >> you and i both know that family is deeper than blood. i was lucky to be adopted by two guys that i can call both dad. they give us so much love. my dad jay works as a deputy sheriff and my dad ryan stays home and takes care of me and my sister. my dads really encourage me to excel in life. >> and daniel and rya
our position on just about everything. for starters, we'll raise taxes on everyone who makes more money than you. also, we decided we're a-okay with same-sex marriages and we'll pay for the honeymoon. and we'll not only embrace immigrants, we'll make it easier to get into the country. by installing a moving sidewalk on the border. the new republican party. sign up today and get a free bag of weed. >> i just love that. actually, leno is doing what rush limbaugh and others have done all week. they are mocking the autopsy to broaden the party. there is a big comedy tent. >> i'm old school. i try to reach that broad audience, where you reach everybody. "the tonight show" is different from "colbert" and "the daily show." excellent. nobody funnier than colbert and jon stewart. they are reaching a specific audience. i'm hoping to reach some of that audience, maybe some of their friends, some of their parents, some of their kids. we're going for a wide scope. >> so our question, are conservatives overlooked in popular culture? jason? >> no. this is a ridiculous question. it's not that jay
exclusive this morning on a proposal to spend 10s of millionoffs your tax dollars to up grade the military prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. here's michael isikoff. >> guantanamo, the prison that president obama once vowed to shut down, is still up and running and the new general in charge wants another $150 million to overhaul the fucya y facility. all this while detainees are engaged in a hunger strike. 166 detainees remain at gitmo at a cost of $100 million each. despite improvements in recent years including a new soccer field, the top general acknowledges the detainees' hopes of getting releases were crushed when president obama stopped talking about closing it. >> nothing in the inauguration speech about closing in, nothing in the state of union. he's not restaffing the office that was focused on closing or transferring. >> kelly described the hunger strike now involving 25 detainees as an attempt to regain attention. white house officials say they're still committed to closing gitmo as the president once promised. >> guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now. >> but t
they are raising a lot of money. in their own cases, it is their own money and it is not tax deductible. sylvester both mcmonkey mcbean anthe star- part of aeetches are privileged class. the analogy in the case of mass incarceration, the privileged class of folks who are not as worried at about being incarcerated. middle toe iddle to -- upper class, wealthy, white, you're not as worried about being stopped, frist, incarcerated but there are groups that benefit even more among the privileged class. i think about the corporate contract that provides prisons with all the have. everybody from victoria's secret to dell computers havhad private contract in prison that benefit from the prison complex. there is a certain group within the privileged class that benefit financially. in many00 cases to keep one person incarcerated. we all live in a state of fear so we opted that cost -- so we all pay that cost well as small percentage of the pvilege to reap the profits financially. forave you done the show kids? communicateway to this to children? >> yes, last week. we had high-school students at a theater la
direct investment, reducing red tape, increasing the supply of electricity, improving the tax system, strengthening the ability to enforce contracts will all live in the is ranking and spur business growth in a way that has been missing thus far. since asia's economy is largely based on global supply chains, it is absolutely critical for india to enact reforms, to liberalize its economy, to tap into this regional market. this is out in the anchors itself in the asia-pacific region, and we should do what we can to help leverage those reforms inside india. that is why i believe the administration must redouble its efforts to secure a u.s.-india bilateral investment treaty. current negotiations are proceeding far too slowly. there are important issues to resolve. it's going to take a concerted effort to make progress, but once the vat is firmly in place, the u.s. should work with india on a free trade agreement that will foster more trade. we should also work with india on high-tech visas where both of our countries jointly benefit. i strongly believe that we are goods and services acro
written one of the preeminent taxed on the peace process. he has forgotten more about the least that i will know and charlie has done at all. i thought i would talk a little bit about my unique perspective on a couple of issues i experienced firsthand in terms of the relationship between the intelligence community and the policy makers. i worked for 30 years at the agency. but two issues really came back in my career over and over again. that was iraq and the peace process. i will talk about both of those. sandy wassing the cd waving and it struck me, 400 documents, literally thousands of pages of material that most people have not seen before and i thought how valuable that was. it's valuable to a bunch of different people. three groups came to mind. first is for the general public. it gives you a glimpse of a business that is so shrouded in secrecy, probably too much secrecy. the events of 40 years ago really come to life in these documents and not only show how they impact of the events of those days, but for me, it reminded me those events that happened 40 years ago still eliminate
and european union bailout plan included a tax on citizens bank savings and parly minute rejected that idea. banks in cypress remain close,ed a least through tomorrow. >>> investors are waiting to hear what ben bernanke says at 11:00 this morning. that's when he will announce what was decided at the policy meeting. most think he will not have any changes to talk about. he thinks the bond-buying stimulus continues to help the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency sa
is expected to vote on a popular new bailout deal today. the deal includes a one-time tax on bank deposits, and it's sparked concerns about the security of savings accounts across europe. natalie, back to you. >> all right, jackie deangelis, thanks. >>> a new battle for new york city mayor michael bloomberg. the health crusader has set his sights on smokers, calling for shops to keep tobacco products out of sights for customers, putting them in drawers and cabinets instead. >>> hillary clinton's newly announced position on gay marriage is fueling speculation she'll run for president in 2016. clinton said monday she supports same-sex marriage because, quote, gay rights are human rights. during the 2008 campaign, she maintained that she supported civil unions but not gay marriage. >>> with a potential government shutdown looming later this month, the white house may have to cancel its annual easter egg roll. kristen welker has more. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. the 135th annual easter egg roll is scheduled for april 1st. on friday, the white house sent out a memo
the situation in cyprus after lawmakers there rejected a controversial bailout proposal that would have taxed regular savings accounts. the concern is that the debt crisis in the eurozone is back on the table and that could weigh on stocks. later today the nation's top money man, fed chairman ben bernanke, he will answer questions on the economy but what investors really want to know if he's going to continue with economic stimulus. natalie? >> jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange, thank you. >>> a routine stop gave police officers the fright of their lives. officers approached a man sitting in his parked car, said accidentally hit and killed a deer, stowing it in his trunk. the officers asked to see it, and as you saw, when they opened the trunk the young deer jumped out alive, he made a break for it, darted off to freedom in a nearby forest. surprise. still alive. go, little deer, go, go. >> oh my gosh. >> be free. a nightmare about that last night. >> meanwhile we have missed a huge story. >> it's breaking. did you know about this one? >> spring has sprung. >> look at us. >> we
morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. well, anytime your tax money is wasted, it's frustrating but especially so when it is the irs that's accused of poor judgment. a congressional committee found this star trek spoof didn't have any training value in it at all. to boldly go hollywood. ♪ the irs spent $60,000. >> captain log. >> reporter: making two videos including this elaborate "star trek" parody. >> sorry about the uniforms, the dry cleaner gave us the wrong order. >> how fast can you get out of here. >> reporter: and of course mr. spock. but they aren't actors. no they are the tax men. >> russia, i dream someday i'd be rich and famous. >> me too. that's why i became a public servant. >> reporter: the irs says the video was made for a 2010 employee conference. >> that's right, sir. pennies on a dollar. >> reporter: the house oversight committee demanded the irs turn over the video and explain how much was spent. congressman said the star trek video did not contain meaningful training content and called it expensive silliness. >> the american people will see it and be dism
spending of their tax dollars, is that the public views space much as most people view their cars, they just want them to work. they don't care about the mechanics or how to build or repair a car, they just want to drive the car. similarly with space, because of the resounding success of nasa and other organizations responsible for putting substantial space infrastructure into orbit, americans, indeed people all over the world, use their atm cards, use gps in their cars and boats and rely on the weather channel to tell them whether they should carry an umbrella totally oblivious to the role that space assets play in providing that information. so in that regard the immediate benefits of space activity are not forgotten to most of the public. perhaps that knowledge was never known in the first place. space is associated largely with exploration and so considered expendable during times of economic restraint, something that cannot be put off -- that can be put off until later. but that premise is incorrect even regarding exploration. infrastructure isn't built or launched quickly an
to redress for military victims they have less tax action to justice. >> with the two victims that change the culture in the military? >> there are likely to get more justice in the system that is why it functions. but in the news and mainstream news with the civilian criminal justice system cannot give her justice. >> had to change a culture in the military? >> one piece but that panetta news last month only one specialty is far as reid no. but that goes hand-in-hand with sexual harassment and sexual assaults. >> to report your case how would that have changed how your case was handled and would it have shown? >> five lead had to reach back 20 years but. >> said in my case i presented the documentation necessary to move forward and they did not do anything. to have something come up so we could move forward but ultimately i would have been forced out or scared for my life. >> i am not sure if i would do much different a. so not this year but last year but the budget for everyone to go through the independent prosecutor cited challenges changing in the culture within the military how wome
in the unlikely deep blue state of washington. they went door to door talking about taxes and government spending, and they flipped their state senate to a fiscally-responsible majority caucus. [cheers and applause] willing the torch of liberty, the constitution in our country perish or endure? if we stand and speak for our principles, if we show americans our vision for the future, if we fight for freedom, our country will endure. [cheers and applause] will you clink glasses with the powerful elite? >> no! >> will you link in the face of opposition -- blink in the face of opposition? >> no! >> or will you stand up and fight boldly on principle? >> yes! [cheers and applause] >> patriots, stand with us and fight for freedom! [cheers and applause] fight for our constitution! fight with us for the rights endowed by our creator; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! fight for a better future like ronald reagan did! [cheers and applause] like rand paul, michele bachmann, steve king, scott walker, like tea party patriots do around this country every day! [cheers and applause] and when you stand a
? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. it's not what you think. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz. >>> time now to talk back. the question this morning, what did we learn from the iraq war? ten years ago tonight, president bush made this announcement to the nation. >> my fellow citizens, at this hour, american and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> saddam hussein's statue fell less than a month after the first tomahawk missiles were fired. in may o
's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. nlove. as americans, we believed we can'tin freedom.person we cisco. that's what i fought for as a marine, and that's what we believe in as republicans. freedom means freedom for everyone. i didn't use to understand the importance of same-sex marriage, but after learning my brother was gay i wanted the same rights for him. he was the best man at my wedding and i want to be the best man at his. it's only fair that calvin should ha
building. and the protesters achieved v parliament abandoned the pla tax their bank accounts. the country is still despe, on the vergebankd iftdoet, t and government coulroke thalit nd o stocks, even the protesters know that. >> it is a domino effect it will start here it will not end here. it will -- financial collapse will commence here in cyprus, all throughout europe and will affect the united states most definitely. >> reporter: which means this beautiful i the fate of the european and perhaps world economie nick schifrin, abc news, cyprus. >>> all right, statue of liberty which was shut down after hurricane sandy set to reopen in time for fourth of july. the statue itself survived the , bulad sits badly d. making it uoritor repairs should be compl summer trav >>> after a relentless final few weeks of winter, we are pleased to report that spring arrives. at 7:02 eastern time. just a few hours from now. as abc's ginger zee reports it's welcome news for the northeast after another major winter storm. >> reporter: it is like a broken en plows down. shovels out and that familia
, support the translates into prioritized spending of tax dollars is that the public you space much as most people view their cars. they just wanted to work. they don't care about the mechanics or the combustion engine or how to build or repair the car. they just want to drive the car. similarly with space because of the resounding success of nasa and other organizations, responsible for putting substantial space infrastructure into orbit, americans, indeed, people all over the world, use their atm card, with gps and their cars and boats ever lie on the weather channel to tell them whether they should carry an umbrella totally oblivious to the role the space plays in providing that information. so in that regard the immediate benefit to space activity are not forgotten the most of the public. perhaps that knowledge was never known in the first place. space is associated largel largh exploration comments are considered expendable during times of economic restraint, something that can be put off until later. but the premise is incorrect, even regarding exploration. infrastructure isn't built
ability to perform your responsibility. tax cuts have nothing to do with the budget. so you have to work was on this. is there an appropriate ratio for safety for doing staff and detainees? >> yes. >> if there is a budget cut, does that will affect that ratio? >> well, obviously, we have to maintain the facilities with the appropriation that we have. were we to furlough individuals that would affect our ability to apprehend and detain people safely. my intings is not to furlough our offerss. >> if you have less budget, you will have less people and you can retain your people. is arithmetic? >> it is. it gives us by the congress and the sequester direct us to take a 5% cut to that custody operations. that's roughly $110 million. i can't find that level of resource -- >> i think what some are trying to tell you is you can maintain a ratio with less money. haveu have less money you less people and therefore, you can detain fewer detainees and we're talking arithmetic, it is not philosophy. a lot of focus is on the people's release is based on their prior offenses. can you explain to me what
look forward to getting the best balance and position for tax taxpayers as well as security. >> getting a lot of areas, you'll have mentioned the criminal network. i was interested. how organized and unified is it? is a criminal network? this is reminding me of the old james bond books where there was this criminal network in the 70s, they had a boss and a set of underlings and a structure. it is that we are dealing with? are we dealing with a bunch of random bad guys? >> it is somewhere in the middle. large cartels operate in a variety of different ways. senator, this is the dark side of globalization. we live in a world where there is connection and the ability to move them the best we can. that there will be entities, individuals, midsize groups, and they cartels that take advantage of this. if you think of the global economy as being about $60 trillion, some estimates are that are about 10% of the global economy. it is invested, if you will, in narcotics, human smuggling, cybercrime being the largest of all these areas, as well as the other things we have talked about. arms and cash
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. it would be very taxing on him, too. and i think it's a way of extending the ministry. you go now, feed my sheep, feed my lambs, too. it's not just my job, it's all of our jobs. >> this is where the pope was able to offer his speech, so to speak, to the laity after the gospel was read called the homily, we have some sounds from him translated. take a listen. we don't. we'll paraphrase for you. he was going strong with the message of saint joseph. today is the feast of saint joseph, and the idea of being a protector of all things, he talked about the weak and the poor and he talked about animals and ecology. i believe we have some sound of it now. let's take a listen. >> translator: we are all protectors of creation, of the plan of god, written in nature, protectors of one another, of the environment. let us not allow the signs of destruction and death accompany our journey of this world. >> these are live pictures now what's going on as the mass winds up and the pope prepares to leave the leadership delegation from over130 countries. you see the flags there, representing different places t
on her face. >> psychologically it was taxing, tiring. >> every friday, she leaves her two kids and 9 to 5 job to hop on a plane, run a marathon and make it back to work monday. along the way, raising $200,000 for pancreatic research. >> we had never had anybody do what julie weiss has done. >> one year, 1300 miles later, her journey is complete. >> pancreatic cancer is my only competitor out there, i intend to beat it. >> julie is not done yet. she's going to keep raising money, wants to run another 52 by 2020. >> natalie, thank you. >>> still ahead, maria shriver at the vatican with the story behind the pope's choice of name. >>> and eye opening documentary about the queen. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, nicolas cage live in our studio for the first time in seven years. >>> i'm down here in the control room with the one and only david copperfield. if he's here. can only mean one thing. it's "magic monday." we're back after these messages and your local news. minute maid pure squeezed light has half the... sugar and calories of oj with great taste. i mean, who doesn't
right out and said kind of ideologies that he they espouse, even imposing a tax on questions which have not been done in the middle east in hundreds of years, these things are rejected, he said. he talked about reaching out to the backbone of assad's remaining support. he said join us, did not fight us, and we are not fighting you. an open letter was written to the syrian christian community. i know it does have a big impact. this is a vision of respect for the dignity of all syrians, a vision of tolerance, coexistence. i think the vast majority assyrians really want to believe a debt of that vision. the extremist we talked about are a minority but at the violence goes on, those extremist voices are getting louder. >> with the remaining time i have left, thank you for the humanitarian work you're doing. obviously it is very important. if you could expand, you mentioned the efforts we are making to make sure those being held there recognizable america has played in providing that help. if you could just detail that a little bit i would appreciate it. >> we are examining on the case by ca
and workers from significant job loss by providing a point of order against a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. energy intensive jobs are the first to go when your utility prices get uncompetitive. your ability to compete in the world marketplace, the price of american made goods, what families pay at the pump, what they pay for heating and cooli cooling, what they pay for every american product they make would be impacted by a carbon tax or fee. and i urge the support of this amendment. mrs. murray: mr. president if. the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: i yield one minute to the senator from rhode island. the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: mr. president, except for perhaps in congress and in the boardrooms of exxonmobil, it is no longer credible to deny what carbon pollution -- the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. mr. whitehouse: -- it is no longer credible to ignore what carbon pollution is doing to our atmospheres and to our oceans. we aid and abet that harm by subsidizing carbon, distorting the market
thune. senator thune's amendment would repeal the estate tax without any ability to offset it with additional revenue. mr. president, i believe that the estate tax is actually a meaningful part of our tax code and we have put in place appropriate exemptions, $5 million a perpendicular, $10 million a couple. that means the estate tax right now only applies to about 3,800 people a year. yet if we were to repeal the estate tax without any offset, that would add $600 billion to our debt. we spend a lot of time over these last months talking about the dramatic cuts to defense and sequester, $550 billion. repeal of this would cost more. i would urge if you want to repeal the estate tax, pay for it. vote for the warner amendment 693. the presiding officer: who yields time in opposition? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from south dakota. mr. thune: mr. president, i appreciate the effort being made by the senator from virginia. he's moving in the right direction. we do need to get rid of this once and for all. and i'd be happy to accept his amendment by
to absorb the increase in hotel tax revenue into the general fund? >> i don't know if i have that number off the top of my head. i do have it at my table. can i get it for you in a moment? >> yes, thank you. >> okay, colleagues? any other questions at this time? supervisor mar? >> thank you, ms. howard, i was going to ask you, i know that we're going to talk about set-asides in a moment, so the five year plan assumes the reauthorization of proposition h or the public education enrichment fund and the children's fund, is that right? >> that's correct, supervisor. we certainly discussed what made the most sense to assume, but given the significant interest and the importance of both of those funds, we assumed that both of them would be reauthorized and to the degree that they were -- if they were not to be reauthorized, that would change the projection. >> and given how voters of overwhelmingly supported the children's fund and prop h over the years, hopefully that's a good assumption. there is an amount of money that as the trigger has been pulled for the public education enrichment funds tha
that there were, in fact, many new taxes, almost a trillion dollars of new taxes in the health care law. and despite the president's firm pledge at that time not to raise taxes by even one dime on middle-class americans, i at that time asked the joint tack committee to evaluate the law and tell us if there were such took in the law. the letter i received back from joint tax indicated there were at least seven taxes in the health care law that did squarely hit the middle class, and not just in a small way. it's about at least a quarter of a trillion dollars of new taxes that the middle class will pay if we don't fix it. in fact, it's 73 million american families that will ultimately pay this new tax in the obamacare legislation if we don't reform it. so this is an amendment i have brought during the consideration of the health care law. it was defeated then by a claim that there were no taxes in the bill. we now know there are took in the bill. this is just our chance now that these taxes are beginning to be implemented to remove them from the law. the presiding officer: the senator's ti
for almost $1 trillion of new taxes. on the spending side, there is a, i think, a relatively modest amount, not adequate but at least there is an amount of health care savings in the amount of $275 billion. but interestingly, that is not in a reconciliation instruction. and so we do not have the protection and assistance of a reconciliation instruction for the entitlement reforms that are in the budget, but we do for the tax increases that are in the budget, which results in this interesting circumstance. the tax increases by this budget would be almost guaranteed -- well, would be guaranteed to occur because the filibuster would be avoided through reconciliation. and the reforms of the entitlement system would be guaranteed not to occur because they would face a 60-vote margin having been kept out of the reconciliation instruction. what this amendment does is put the health care savings of the budget into a reconciliation instruction so we can at least start down the path of dealing with reform of our entitlement system. mrs. murray: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator fro
tax dollars lost to waste, fraud, and abuse. speaking with an iraqi official, special insector, stuart was told, you can fly in a helicopter around baghdad and other cities, but you cannot point a finger to a single project that was built and completed by the united states. mr. speaker, unfortunately these lost opportunities and tragic mistakes are not behind us. as the daughter of a 25-year veteran of the armed forces, i recognize the sacrifices our young men and women have made in iraq and continue to make in afghanistan. i am deeply concerned with the widespread incidences of ptsd and the alarming suicide rates among our returning veterans. we need to honor our troops who served and show our support by giving our o men and women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job available. they deserve nothing less. it is my hope that this reckless and shortsighted decision will mark a turning point in american history and that that we will never again wage an unnecessary war. we must use all the tools of america's power in resolving disputes, incl
about the mayor sporting this new tax focus i know you sent around the memory he but the article sound like i'd love to have informational item on the plans that would be great and also some issues that caltrans and others have with it. >> you had actually promised a diagram mentioned in the article we could physically see the particular size and ramps would be included as to follow up on commissioner anton i's comments. we were the first two commissioners going and the project is still in its final stages and it's an spooirg experience >> this morning there was a letter about 280 and the amount of animals being killed crossing the road. >> yeah. there was a followup meeting i wasn't able to attend west of twin peaks and there's plans to reroute the m line possibly planning to put it underneath 9th avenue which make sense but there were other parts of it i would also like to get anything available as to the nature of their plans and follow-up on it. >> commissioners that's all i'll put you under your director's report. >> thank you good afternoon commissioners and public. as was
. . . . >> it is a tax on new homebuyers. >> i wouldn't say it is a tax. path of continually raising it. you are talking about a piece that was put in place when the mortgage markets were in distress. we are looking at the composition of them including adverse markets and assessing what you're talking about. the overall path we are on is to continue to increase. >> let me ask you about long level price adjustments. they are three percentage point. they make fannie and freddie execution uncompetitive relative to the fha. reducing these fees would make high ltb lows more competitive. do you agree that they are distracting the market and hampering the return of capital? raise them, more we the more we will encourage private capital into this marketplace. 's with the administration intent on winding down fannie and freddie, is it your sincere and honest belief that the private market in and of itself this void? especially considering that 90% -- this is a huge void. 90% of all of the new mortgages are done by freddie and fannie. -- i am notng satisfied that we have something that
the open space fund is separate from their operating fund, so the percentage of property tax, the 2.5% goes into the open space fund and that is in addition to anything that the recreation and park department receives in their fees and in general fund allocation for their operating costs. they do use -- >> the open space fund is used for operating as well. >> i was going to say, so the open space fund is used to operate only those facilities that were funded by the open space fund. so, if a park opens up with open space, then the maintenance of that park, the gardeners associated with that park can be funded through the open space fund. okay, and then there's some other services, staffing requirements, these are expenditure baselines, these are requirements that the city spent its money on providing certain types of services, the city services, auditor gets 2/10 of 1% of the city's budget, that amounts to 12 million, the human services agency has a homeless care fund of 13.7 million and that was based on a certain level of funding for homeless services at the time that this was approved. th
and oversight and making sure that the tax dollars are being well spent so i want to encourage you to keep that very firmly in mind. this is a somewhat unique setting. >> i agree wholeheartedly. that's a good point, and it also speaks to commissioner mar's comments about outreach and inclusion in the stakeholder engagement process. if you look at the timeline today is march march 18. we have basically this week to do community engagement which means from the standpoint of scheduling and making it happen that's a very, very aggressive timeline in order to produce a document that you will have to review and approve on the following week, so what i might suggest that we might want to do as part of this process is have some of that community engagement be on-going. the fact that we have a recruitment profile that has been produced does not necessarily impede us from listening to our stakeholders and being able to integrate additional comments into the selection and evaluation part of the process which is equally important as identifying what the key characteristics are, so even though we m
in excess of what we are bringing in in terms of dedicated revenue to the payroll tax. the unfunded liability of social security is $20.5 trillion. for medicare the unfunded liability is $42.8 trillion. these programs must be reformed so they are saved for future generations. again, i would hope everybody would support -- the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mr. johnson: -- any budget that does not have 57 year solvency. the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: social security and medicaid played a critical role in providing a foundation of financial security and health care for hundreds of millions of americans over the decades. democrats are committed to preserving and protecting them. when analyzing the solvency of these programs, it must be over more than just a ten-year budget window. we measure them over a 75-year window. this amendment, however, does nothing to protect the integrity of the medicare and social security trust funds tanned does not do anything to improve the solvency of them. we should have a debate about the solvency of
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